Bundesliga Roundup: Werder Bremen pushed closer to the drop, Union Berlin hold on

Bundesliga Roundup: Werder Bremen pushed closer to the drop, Union Berlin hold on

Werder Bremen's Bundesliga survival hopes were on Sunday hit after a 1-0 home loss to Wolfsburg. 

Wout Weghorst’s 82nd-minute header was enough to give the visitors the maximum points, pushing the hosts deeper into the relegation zone.

With only four rounds of Bundesliga fixtures remaining, Bremen's 39-year stay in the German top-flight seems to be coming to an end.

The loss left second from bottom Bremen six points off 15th-placed Mainz as Wolfburg moved up to sixth in the standings. 

The win was also Wolfsburg's first against their Sunday opponents in four-and-half years. 

Prior to the kick-off, both sides showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd, by taking a knee. 

Schalke's poor run continues

Elsewhere, Union Berlin picked a valuable point at home against a disappointing Schalke 04 in the second match of the day. 

Berlin took the lead on the 11th minute through Robert Andrich, but on-loan Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny equalized with a 25-yard strike into the bottom corner to share the spoils. 

It was Schalke's 12th match without a win, with Jonjoe's goal only their second in their last five Bundesliga games.

The Blues seemed to be in the mix for a Champions League spot mid-way through the season, but have dropped immensely with their last win coming on Jan. 17.

They have now equaled the club’s worst-ever winless run set in the 1993/94 season. 

In the last match of the day, Augsburg and Koln shared the spoils after a 1-1 draw with the two goals scored on the 86th and 88th minute. 

Augsburg should have taken the lead on the 27th minute, but Florian Niederlechner could not find the net from the spot. 

Anthony Modeste thought to have scored the all-important goal for Koln with four minutes to go, but Philipp Max equalized two minutes later to see the teams share the points. 

Weekend results

  • Augsburg 1-1 FC Koln
  • Union Berlin 1-1 Schalke
  • Werder Bremen 0-1 Wolfsburg
  • Dortmund 1-0 Hertha Berlin
  • Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich
  • Dusseldorf 2-2 Hoffenheim 
  • Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Mainz
  • RB Leipzig 1-1 Paderborn
  • Freiburg 1-0 B. Monchengladbach 

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